The last sentences in the Epilogue of my book show how I feel about engaging in conversations about the ideas in the book: “…my hope is that this book is a conversation starter rather than conversation stopper. I feel like I am in a big class and just raised my hand and talked for a very long time. I am now eager to listen to what you have to say.” I welcome opportunities to talk with others. Below are some of the events I’ve been a part of so far.
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◈ Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) Heads of School Meeting (90-minute talk to about 85 Heads of School of independent schools across the southwest U.S.), Santa Fe, NM (June 2023)
◈ Kendra Scott Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute, The University of Texas at Austin - Guest speaker in Entrepreneurial Leadership course, Austin, TX (March 2023)
◈ University of Texas - Guest speaker in Creativity and Innovation in Organizations course, Austin, TX (March 2023)
◈ 2023 Speaker for Brooke Howe Laws Endowed Speaker Series - St. Stephen's Episcopal School, Austin, TX (four talks - to faculty/staff, upper school students, middle school students, parents) (January 2023)
◈ University of Alaska - Guest speaker in Positive Psychology course (Virtual) (November 2022, October 2021, March 2021)
◈ Tiger Author Talk, Princeton Club of Austin - Austin, TX (July 2022)
◈ Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education Conference "Healthy and Thriving Middle School Students" - St. Andrew's School, Austin, TX (April 2022)
◈ Princeton University Class of 1998 Virtual Panel on Health and Happiness (April 2022)
◈ Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin -
Guest speaker in Public Management course (November 2021)
◈ St. David's Foundation Communications team (Virtual) (August 2021)
◈ Princeton University, Princeton Perspective Project (Virtual) (March 2021)
◈ Durham Academy Alumni Virtual Book Club (December 2020)
◈ Duke University Women’s Forum, Austin chapter (Virtual) (October 2020)
◈ ChIPs (Chiefs in Intellectual Property) New York chapter (Virtual) (June 2020)
ChIPs is an organization of women who are leaders in technology, law, and policy.
◈ Austin Women’s Health and Wellness Group (March 2020)
◈ College Share at Neuhaus Education Center, Houston, TX (February 2020)
◈ Book Fair - The Kinkaid School, Houston, TX (October 2019)
◈ The Young Leaders Institute - St. Andrew’s School, Austin, TX (June 2019)
◈ Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX (Spring 2019)
◈ Rachel Meyerson-Danielle Becka Book Club - Austin, TX (March 2019)
Research director of a project conducted by the Charles Butt Foundation investigating how income inequalities affect educational and other life outcomes for students in Texas public schools, January 2020 to January 2021.
Advised BrightHouse, a global creative consultancy, and a Boston Consulting Group company, on work with a business client, December 2020.